I am working on deploying some new VMs to demo some of the latest Nexenta products but I found one issue instantly. The deployment requires 10 Gbps networking and since it is all internal to my macbook I assumed this would be easy. Unfortunately VMware Fusion 7 does not have a graphical way that I can find to change the type NIC. Turns out this is very easy and I thought I would share the process so here goes..
- Build the VM with whatever number of NICs you need.
- Power off the VM
- Quit VMware Fusion
- Go to the location of the virtual machines
- Right-click on the VM you want to edit
- Select “Show Package Contents”
- Right-click on the .vmx file and open with TextEdit
- Make sure you open Preferences and uncheck “Smart Quotes” if you dont it adds stuff into the VMX file
- By default all the NIC will show as e1000, you need to change them to vmxnet3. Find this line: ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000” and change the e1000 to vmxnet3
- Save the file
- Open Fusion and Start the VM